In ‘A Tale of Poes and Fire‘, Rory begins one of her classic pro-con lists about going to Harvard vs Princeton vs Yale, though we know Princeton is pretty much out of the running. After the meeting at Yale, I think Lorelai and Rory both know that they need to re-evaluate their assumption that Harvard is the school for Rory.
I’m not really sure why Harvard was “the” school to begin with. Why that dream, that school? Was it just thought “the best” by them? Or was it something else? Did Lorelai in some way sway Rory away from thinking about Yale early on, because her father went there? Wouldn’t it have been nicer to dream of Yale, since it’s so close to home?
Whatever the reason, Lorelai says that if Harvard was meant to be, the list would reflect it. Rory shouldn’t go to Harvard just because she’s always wanted to or because it’s what is expected of her – she should go because it’s right. Things to consider would be location, the program Rory wants, the teachers, and future job prospects. In the end, Yale comes out a winner.
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